Academy stars seal U17 World Cup triumph

28 Oct 2017
England celebrate winning Under-17 World Cup

Man City's Phil Foden inspires an incredible comeback as England beat Spain in Kolkata final

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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden scored twice as England fought back to beat Spain 5-2 and claim the FIFA Under-17 World Cup for the first time.

England, who had not gone further than the last eight in the competition before, were 2-0 down after 31 minutes in Kolkata, India after a brace from Barcelona's Sergio Gomez.

But Rhian Brewster pulled a goal back, a tournament-leading eighth for the Liverpool forward, just before half-time.

Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Morgan Gibbs White equalised on 58 minutes and Foden put England ahead soon afterwards before Chelsea's Marc Guehi made it 4-2 from close range.

Foden completed the scoring with a smart finish from a counter-attack.

The triumph completes an impressive summer for England's Academy talents, after England claimed the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea in June.

See: The FA's match report

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